Guernsey literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Discover the history behind the film and the Island that inspired the story

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is a much loved, award winning novel (and movie) that shares our small island’s big history.

History Behind The Story

Author Mary-Ann Shaffer fell in love with Guernsey and its fascinating history on a brief trip to the Island in 1980. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the German Armed Forces during the war and reminders of this dark era are still present to explore today

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Occupation

One of the most significant and fascinating periods of Guernsey’s history, the German Occupation lasted from 1940 to 1945. Learn more about the hardships the Island faced by visiting one of our Occupation museums or gripping exhibits.

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literary Tours

There are several guided tours designed to bring the book to life for visitors to Guernsey! Visit places described in the novel and learn more about the true stories of heroism & tragedy during the Occupation.

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Fortification

During WWII, the Germans covered Guernsey’s coastline in concrete fortifications making it one of the most heavily fortified place on earth. Hundreds of reinforced bunkers, gun emplacements and tunnels were constructed and can still be visited today.

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What's on

Multiple Dates

Food for free from land and sea

Find out what’s edible and useful in the wild during spring by joining local horticulturalist and past Parks and Gardens manager, Malcolm Cleal, for a fun and informal 3-hour land and seashore ramble around Petit Bot valley and bay.

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3 Apr - 1 Jun

Island Explorers 2020

Adventurers young and young-at-heart are invited to take part in Guernsey Museums’ annual spring challenge and find answers hidden across some of Guernsey’s historic sites.

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Multiple Dates

St Peter Port: Then & Now

A walking tour of St Peter Port, using old photos to show how different parts of town looked ‘then and now’.

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